I was on the waitlist and just received an acceptance from them on Tuesday. I had sent them an update letter about myself and my recent activities about a month ago but didn't do anything else. gpa: 3.75, lsat: 166 and 172
I was wondering if anyone with experience at NYU or UChicago could give me advice on which school I should choose. I had tentatively committed to UChicago and was getting very excited about it until I received my acceptance to NYU this week. Now, I am very torn between the two. I currently live in NYC and know I want to come back after law school, so I'm debating whether I should just stay in NY the whole time or go to Chicago for a few years since I want to come back anyways. Should I leave my life behind and move to Chicago or stay??Here are some of my concerns: First, about the size... NYU is a lot bigger than Chicago (chicago has only 180 kidsper class v. 400 at NYU). Do you think NYU students have good access to professors?The size is something that UChicago really stresses as one of their strengths, so I'm trying to see how a bigger school would be different. It does seem like NYU has more to offer in terms of programs, centers of research, journals, etc. because there are more people. Also, I had a question about competition for NY firm jobs. At NYU, I'm assuming that most people want to stay in New York and work for a firm. Do you find that it's harder to get jobs just because everyone wants the same ones? People at UChicago like to say that not everyone will want to go to NY and there are less people in the Chicago class in general, so it's easier to get a good firm job. Last, about clerking...Chicago really likes to talk about how so many Chicago graduates have clerkship opportunities. Does NYU have the same level of opportunties?THANK YOU!
There was a post recently that covered clerkships. Out of it came some links, most interesting to me was this one, which shows that from 1991-2001 Chicago was fourth behind HYS with 50 Supreme Court clerkships, while NYU had 9 (my intended, UVA, had 15). The SCOTUS clerkship is the most prestigious and usually comes after doing a lower level federal clerkship, so I guess those Chicagans must do a lot of clerking.http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/bleiter/rankings02/clerkships.htmlThe post: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,33959.msg547251/topicseen.html#msg547251I guess the size at Chicago sounds good. I would pick NYU, but that's for my own reasons (I didn't even apply to schools in Chicago). I have a question for you though--did NYU take until this week to get back to you, or did you get in off the waitlist? If you got in off the waitlist, would you mind sharing your GPA/LSAT and anything you did to express interest?Good luck!